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How can I tell if my relay compressor is going out? Can I replace this part or do I have to have a repair person come in? Can I purchase a replacement part for the chees/meat door?

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If the compressor relay is going bad you will hear a clicking sound at the compressor and poor cooling in the refrigerator.
You can replace the relay yourself.

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